Lee Zimmerley

Lee Zimmerley, Emmaeli pottery


I was given the gift of a beginning wheel class at Clayworks in 2015, fell in love with clay, and never looked back! Influenced by the Craftsman period, my work now evokes the early 20th century studios - Roseville, Rookwood and such. I am a relative newcomer to North Carolina, and its pottery lineage - only 15 years here. But Minnesota, where I come from, also has a deep history of potters.  Iā€™m hoping that from the two I have gleaned some good influences, and that my work will evoke memories for some, and a new appreciation of the art for others.

I look forward to growing more knowledgeable and accomplished with my pottery, and look forward to creating it for years to come!